San Juan Quarantine Station
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operates a quarantine station in San Juan. The station’s jurisdiction includes all ports in Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John).
Quarantine Station Activities
- Respond to reports of illness or death on airplanes and maritime vessels (cruise and cargo) at international ports of entry within jurisdiction.
- Review medical records of migrants who will reside permanently in the United States. Notify state and local health departments and refer any migrants with specific medical conditions.
- Monitor importations of animals, human products, and vectors that may pose a threat to human health.
- Partner with federal agencies, state and local health departments, medical providers, hospitals, and organizations in preparedness activities related to quarantine and isolation at ports of entry.
- Raise awareness among the port community about communicable diseases, and train staff on public health issues that impact a globally mobile population.
Ports of Entry Statistics 2009
Major Airport Arrivals
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
- 1,183,593 international passengers
- 38,568 aircraft (cargo/passenger)
- 41,518,112 lbs. air cargo
St. Thomas International Airport
- 729,486 international passenger
- 18,644 aircraft (cargo/passenger)
Major Seaport Arrivals
- 1,164,779 international passengers
- 2,620 vessels (cargo/passenger/other)
- 1,653,117 international passengers
- 4,834 vessels (cargo/passenger/other)
(787) 253-7880 24-hour access
On call: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Office Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. AT
Luis Muñoz Marín
Terminal D–Third Floor
P.O. Box 37197
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00937-0197
Fax: (787) 253-4671
- Page last reviewed: January 15, 2014
- Page last updated: January 15, 2014
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